Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Finished Project!

The flagpole was all set and it was time to finish up Talmage's Eagle Project!  There was a group of volunteers that helped to scrub the headstones from the moss that grows on them.  There was another group that helped build the flowerbed and plant the cactus.  We had over 30 volunteers come help so that was great!  We were able to scrub all of the headstones and get the flowerbed done pretty quickly.  Here is what the headstones looked like before:

Then the helpers working on them:
Sandra and Lorna

Clark and Mhari


Talmage working with the group at the flagpole.  The first step was to level the ground to prepare it for the stones.  

It was pretty tedious

 More scrubbing!

More helpers!

First layer done!

Checking the fit of the cactus

Putting the cloth down to prevent weeds

 Next layer

The finished headstones

They looked so much better!

To make the stones work the men had to chisel some in half to help the pattern work together.

Finishing up the last level of brick

Time to plant the cactus! ... Fitting it

 Planting it!  

Adding in the soil

 There was a really strong cold front that had come through.  We were all freezing!

 The finished flowerbed and flagpole!

The helpers that lasted to the end!

It was a great project and Talmage worked really hard to work with everyone to be sure everything went according to the plan.  Now we are waiting on the Eagle Board of Review... and Talmage will be an Eagle Scout!  Way to go!!

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